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Floral combinations at the New York in Bloom event in Albany took on parts and pieces of unexpected displays for intricate arrangements this past weekend.

The federal government needs to better regulate train transport of crude oil now, and must put our resources into developing renewable energy for the future.

The railroad industry is independently pushing for regulations to increase the safety of moving crude oil, but the federal government is slow to respond.

“If you are afraid of loneliness, don’t marry," said Anton Chekhov. And he was right.

To the Editor:

Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for millions of people, but it can be especially tough on teenagers.  Help is available at most public libraries in the form of a DVD. Some libraries have an older video format.

New Yorkers and visitors may purchase lifetime licenses to fish, hunt, and visit New York State Parks.

These local members of the New York Army National Guard have been promoted:

Justin Wemple from Altamont, and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class; and

For Nancy, grocery shopping is all about research.

At 71, she is a Slingerlands resident who receives benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps. To make the most of the $74 she gets monthly, she reads three circulars to find the best prices.

The cuts in food stamps have left local charities scrambling and some of our neighbors are hungry. We need to give what we can until the government realizes the cuts are poor economy.

After two consecutive winless seasons, the Guilderland hockey team is on the chopping block in the proposed GCSD budget. Other high school hockey teams are also struggling to get players.

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